The Deluge was a weapon wielded by “The Lord”. Just who was this Lord?
When exactly did the Deluge take place?
According to the Sumerian records, it happened in the 120th shar (that is, 432,000 years after the Anunnaki landed on Earth); at a time when Noah had lived for 10 shars (that is, was 36,000 years old); and in the astrological Age of Leo, which spanned the years 10,860 BC to 8700 BC. This was roughly 13,000 years ago.
However, when we read such a statement, we have to tread with caution. For the fact of the matter is that the Deluge occurred not during the Age of Leo, but right on the cusp of the Age of Leo. The Deluge took place when the Age of Virgo was coming to an end, in the year 10,970 BC. This was about 110 years before the Age of Leo began, a twinkling of an eye in the sum-total of historical time.
When the Deluge occurred, the Sumerians tell us that Ubar-Tutu, meaning “Understudy of Utu”, was the man conducting human affairs at Sippar, the cult city of Utu-Shamash, who was Enlil’s grandson. Ubar-Tutu was a title of Lamech, Noah’s father, as the Priest-King of Sippar. The same Sumerian records tell us that at the time of the Flood, Sisithros/Xisuthros/Ziusudra (Noah) was reigning in Shuruppak, the Anunnaki medical centre that was overseen by Ninmah, Enki’s step-sister. All ancient historians, who include Manetho and Berossus, document that both Noah and Lamech were pre-diluvial rulers.
In other words, they ruled before the Flood. It therefore follows that if the Flood happened in 10,970 BC, this must have been in the preceding Age of Virgo and not the Age of Leo. The Age of Leo was simply a turning point: it was a juncture (a T-junction) when things suddenly came to a dead end, when everything had to begin anew following the apocalyptic Flood. The Egyptian term for this crossroads is Zepi Zepi, whose paraphrased meaning is “The nothingness that was wrought by the Flood”.
Genesis is more precise as to the occurrence of the Deluge. It says it began in “the 600th year of Noah's life, in the 2nd month, on the 17th day of the month”. Since Genesis reduces the age of the patriarchs by a factor of 60, the given age – of 600 years – must be multiplied by 60 to arrive at the correct age, which perfectly dovetails with the 36,000 years we happen upon in Sumerian chronicles.
According to Berossus (Bel-re-u-su), the renowned Babylonian writer and priest of Enki’s firstborn son Marduk (who was also known as Bel), the Deluge began in the reign of Sisithros, the 10th prediluvial ruler, in the month of “Daisos”, which was the second month of the year. Noah indeed was the 10th patriarch counting from Adapa.
The Deluged lasted a total of 1 year and 10 days, terminating completely “in the 2nd month, on the 27th day of the month”. It brought to an abrupt end the Ice Age, which according to Sumerian records had begun 62,000 years prior. Scientific findings do corroborate this fact. They say the last Ice Age lasted 62,000 years, from 75,000 years to 13,000 years ago. The Sumerian records also say the Ice Age was particularly harsh over a period of 7 shars, or 25,200 years. Scientists have confirmed this assertion too: they found that between 38,000 to 13,000 years ago – a 25,000-year period – the Ice Age was at its most extreme.
Presenting further context on the historicity of the Ice Age and its precipitate ending, Zechariah Sitchin writes thus: “The abrupt end of the last Ice Age has been the subject of numerous studies, including an intensive investigation during the 1958 International Geophysical Year. The studies confirmed both the abruptness and timing – about 13,000 years ago – of the Ice Age's ending in Antarctica, but left unexplained the reason for the phenomenon. Additional recent studies support those conclusions: A study of ancient temperatures (Nature, 26 February 2009) determined that while warming at the end of the last Ice Age was relatively gradual in Greenland (north Atlantic), it was ‘rapid and abrupt’ in Antarctica (south Atlantic) about 13,000 years ago.”
A “DAY” IN THE EYES OF “GOD”
If the Sumerian records assert that the Deluge happened in the 120th shar, is the Bible in agreement or at variance? GENESIS 6:2-3 says, “The sons of God (the Nefilim, the Igigi who settled on Earth) saw that the daughters of men (Mankind) were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. Then the LORD (Enlil) said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he is flesh;
nevertheless, his days shall be 120 years. The number 120 does feature in the above scripture. Sadly, it occurs in the wrong tense, the future tense. The correct tense should read, “… and his days were 120 years”. Why do we allege so? If we go with the future tense, the impression we get is that post the Flood, man’s lifespan was capped at 120 years as a punitive measure. However, things did not pan out that way. Genesis itself indicates crystal-clearly that the generations that came after Noah lived more than 120 years.
They included Shem (600); Arpakhshad (438); Shelah (433); Terah (205); Abraham (175); and so forth. As such, the 120 years maximum lifespan is out of context. Yet it is not if it is read as “and his days were 120 years”. Whose days were these? These were the days of the “Lord” – Enlil. In fact, the term years was used figuratively, a trend oft-encountered in the Old Testament: the years were actually shars – 120 multiply by 3600, which gives us 432,000 years. In other words, at the time (the outbreak of the Flood), Enlil (and other Anunnaki royals) had been on Earth for 432,000 years. Genesis therefore is in harmony with the Sumerian records in this respect.
If you a sceptic who question the fact of the figure 120 in the Genesis passage referring to the Anunnaki, just read the verse that follows after. Verse 4 says: “The Nephilim were on the Earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were men of renown, the Mighty one of the Rockets.” Clearly, the 120 “years” in verse 3 are spoken of in the context of the Anunnaki, not mankind. Verse 4 qualifies Verse 3.
The number 432,000 is not insignificant in human annals. In Hindu tradition, for instance, 432,000 years is termed 1 Yuga. 1 Great Yuga (Catayuga) equals 10 Yugas, or 4, 320,000 years. The Egyptian priest Manetho wrote (ill-conceivedly) that the world was going to last 2, 160,000 years, or 5 Yugas, before it came to an end. In Hindu, one day in the eyes of Lord Brahma (the creator) equals 1000 Great Yugas, which totals 4.32 billion years.
This is approximately the age of planet Earth! When PSALM 90:4 says, “To God, a thousand years is as one day”, that should not be taken literally. What it simply means is that to God, 1000 Yugas, or 4.32 billion years, amounts to only one day. That is to say, in the eyes of God, Earth is only one day old! It’s important to read widely folks if you are to understand all forms of disseminated knowledge in its proper context. Otherwise, you are certain to draw a blank if you restrict yourself to one source only.
DELUGE SCIENTIFICALLY ATTESTED
If you were to ask the Christian clergyman with a degree in theology dangling from his neck as to what caused the Flood of Noah’s day, they would without blushing tell you it was unprecedented heavy rainfall. But that is far from the truth. Rain was the result of the Flood; not the cause of it. It were the atmospheric changes engendered by the Flood that “opened the sluices of Heaven”. Says one chronicler: “The abrupt change in temperature (arising from the great tidal wave) must have created violent storms accompanied by torrents of rain. Moving faster than the waters, the storms, clouds, and darkened skies heralded the avalanche of waters.”
The most immediate testament to the fact of the Flood preceding sustained torrential rains is the Bible itself. GENESIS 7: 11-12 informs us that the Deluge began when "all the water sources of the Great Deep burst apart."Once that had taken place, "the sluices of the skies opened up, and the rain was upon the Earth forty days and forty nights."
This sequence was replicated when the Deluge ran its course. According to GENESIS 8:2-3, the “water sources of the Great Deep” first receded before “the sluices of the sky shut down”. There was first a “bursting of the fountains of the Great Deep” before rain began to pelt down and “The Fountains of the Deep were dammed” before “rain was arrested from the skies”. What was this animal referred to as the “Great Deep” or simply the “Deep”?
It was the frozen continent we today call Antarctica. The Sumerian records refer to the Deluge as the “South Storm” – the avalanche of rising waters that originated from the south. The “South” was Antarctica. The South Storm, say Sumerian records, “swept over the land”. It “blew, gathering speed as it blew, submerging the mountains”. “South” thus was in deference to the direction from which the Deluge arrived.
The Deluge, according to the Sumerian records, broke forth when the Antarctic Ice Sheet, the mountain of ice that smothered the Antarctic continent, slipped into the Antarctic Sea. Has that been scientifically attested? Very much so. According to Dr John T Hollin of the University of Maine, writes Zechariah Sitchin, “The Antarctic Ice Sheet periodically breaks loose and slips into the sea, creating an abrupt and enormous tidal wave!”
Hollin reckoned that “if only half the present Ice Sheet of Antarctica (it’s presently 4,770 metres or 2981 miles thick) were to slip into the southern seas, the immense tidal wave that would follow would raise the level of all the seas around the globe by some sixty feet, inundating coastal cities and lowlands”. In 1964, AT Wilson of Victoria University in New Zealand found that historically, there have been periodical occurrences of Ice Sheet slippages both at the Arctic and Antarctica and these have caused abrupt cessations of the Ice Age.
On February 6 2009, the acclaimed magazine Science published a study of ancient sea levels in which scientists found that the Antarctic Ice Sheet did indeed collapse 13,000 years ago, bringing to a sudden end the Ice Age. The resultant tidal wave reached its maximum impact 2000 miles or 3200 km away. The most affected areas stretched from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea, and from biblical lands all the way to Mount Ararat.
If you are an incurable Doubting Thomas who scoff at the Sumerian records as little more than myth, I’m afraid you are missing out big time on a highly invaluable source of enlightenment my Brother, which even scientists apparently give credence to without directly acknowledging albeit.
DELUGE WAS “DAY OF THE LORD”
If the Antarctic Ice Sheet hadn’t toppled into the Antarctic Sea, there would have been no Deluge. Hence, the primary cause of the Deluge was the force that caused the Ice Sheet to dislodge into the sea. Exactly what was this force? In the Bible, it goes by various names. It is called “God”; “The Lord”; “The Celestial Lord”; and “Olam”.
Those who have been ardent readers of this series will by now have known that all these were denominations or characterisations of Nibiru, the planet of the Old Testament gods (that is, the Anunnaki). It was the gravitational effect of Nibiru, when it came too near to Earth in the course of its 3600-year-long orbit around the Sun 13,000 years ago, that caused the Antarctic Ice Sheet to slide into the sea and trigger the globalwide flood.
A 31-line Sumerian text unearthed at Ashur says the Deluge was “the weapon of Nibiru”, meaning it was the stick by which the “God” Nibiru chastised the “wicked”. It says the “Lord, whose weapon is the Flooding Storm, loosed the Deluge upon the Earth”. If you remember what we said before, Nibiru’s approach was dubbed as “The Day of the Lord” or “The Day of Judgement” by the Old Testament prophets in that more often than not, it caused a series of calamities, which included earthquakes, forest fires, global warming, and tsunamis.
The Sumerian records say Nibiru neared Earth at “Akiti time”. The Akiti was the Anunnaki festival to celebrate the onset of a new year. Then from “the 2nd month to the month of Addar (the 12th month), it unleashed the Deluge on the planet”. This is very much in keeping with what the Bible says. Genesis states that the fountains of the great deep burst open on the 17th day of the 2nd month. The ark came to rest on Mount Ararat in the 7th month. Other dry land was visible in the 10th month. Finally, the Deluge was over in the 12th month for it was on the 1st day of the 1st month of the following year that Noah opened the ark's hatch.
PSALM 29 talks about the “olden days” or “years of Olam (another of Nibiru’s names)” when “The Lord to the Deluge said, ‘Return!’". In that particular psalm, the psalmist waxes lyrical about the character of the Deluge. “The sound of thine thunder was rolling; lightnings lit up the world. The Earth was agitated and it quaked.” He goes on to document that, “The sound of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory, the Lord, thundereth upon the great waters … The Lord's sound is powerful. The Lord's sound is majestic. The Lord's sound breaketh the cedars. He makes [Mount] Lebanon dance as a calf, [Mount] Sirion leap like a young bull. The Lord's sound strikes fiery flames. The Lord's sound shaketh the desert.”
PSALM 104 is equally obsequious of the imperial role planet Nibiru played in the Flood. It talks about the time when the oceans overran the continents and were made to go back eventually as Nibiru retreated. “Above the mountains did the water stand. At thy rebuke, the waters fled … They went upon the mountains, then down to the valleys.”
When the prophet Amos began to prophesy about the return of Nibiru in the 8th century BC, his frame of reference was the havoc Nibiru wreaked in the 11th century BC. “Woe unto you that desire the Day of the Lord,” he warned. “To what end is it for you? For the Day of the Lord is darkness and no light … Turneth morning unto death's shadow, maketh the day dark as night; calleth forth the waters of the sea and poureth them upon the face of the Earth” – almost word for word what Sumerian records say happened when Nibiru caused the Flood.
This is a stark warning to the mass of tragically misguided Christians, who have been led to believe that the Day of the Lord is all sweetness and light. It isn’t. It is about infernal fires, deadly earth tremors, and genocidal floods. The Day of the Lord is the Day of Nibiru. And Nibiru doesn’t come grinning and smiling: it approaches breathing fire and brimstone, and raining apocalyptic waters on this beautiful but ill-fated planet.
Seventy-seven years ago, on the evening of December 2, 1943, the Germans launched a surprise air raid on allied shipping in the Italian port of Bari, which was then the key supply centre for the British 8th army’s advance in Italy.
The attack was spearheaded by 105 Junkers JU88 bombers under the overall command of the infamous Air Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen (who had initially achieved international notoriety during the Spanish Civil War for his aerial bombardment of Guernica). In a little over an hour the German aircraft succeeded in sinking 28 transport and cargo ships, while further inflicting massive damage to the harbour’s facilities, resulting in the port being effectively put out of action for two months.
Over two thousand ground personnel were killed during the raid, with the release of a secret supply of mustard gas aboard one of the destroyed ships contributing to the death toll, as well as subsequent military and civilian casualties. The extent of the later is a controversy due to the fact that the American and British governments subsequently covered up the presence of the gas for decades.
At least five Batswana were killed and seven critically wounded during the raid, with one of the wounded being miraculously rescued floating unconscious out to sea with a head wound. He had been given up for dead when he returned to his unit fourteen days later. The fatalities and casualties all occurred when the enemy hit an ammunition ship adjacent to where 24 Batswana members of the African Pioneer Corps (APC) 1979 Smoke Company where posted.
Thereafter, the dozen surviving members of the unit distinguished themselves for their efficiency in putting up and maintaining smokescreens in their sector, which was credited with saving additional shipping. For his personal heroism in rallying his men following the initial explosions Company Corporal Chitu Bakombi was awarded the British Empire Medal, while his superior officer, Lieutenant N.F. Moor was later given an M.B.E.
Remember: bricks and cement are used to build a house, but mutual love, respect and companionship are used to build a HOME. And amongst His signs is this: He creates for you mates out of your own kind, so that you may find contentment (Sukoon) with them, and He engenders love and tenderness between you; in this behold, there are signs (messages) indeed for people who reflect and think (Quran 30:21).
This verse talks about contentment; this implies companionship, of their being together, sharing together, supporting one another and creating a home of peace. This verse also talks about love between them; this love is both physical and emotional. For love to exist it must be built on the foundation of a mutually supportive relationship guided by respect and tenderness. As the Quran says; ‘they are like garments for you, and you are garments for them (Quran 2:187)’. That means spouses should provide each other with comfort, intimacy and protection just as clothing protects, warms and dignifies the body.
In Islam marriage is considered an ‘ibaadah’, (an act of pleasing Allah) because it is about a commitment made to each other, that is built on mutual love, interdependence, integrity, trust, respect, companionship and harmony towards each other. It is about building of a home on an Islamic foundation in which peace and tranquillity reigns wherein your offspring are raised in an atmosphere conducive to a moral and upright upbringing so that when we all stand before Him (Allah) on that Promised Day, He will be pleased with them all.
Most marriages start out with great hopes and rosy dreams; spouses are truly committed to making their marriages work. However, as the pressures of life mount, many marriages change over time and it is quite common for some of them to run into problems and start to flounder as the reality of living with a spouse that does not meet with one’s pre-conceived ‘expectations’. However, with hard work and dedication, couples can keep their marriages strong and enjoyable. How is it done? What does it take to create a long-lasting, satisfying marriage?
Below are some of the points that have been taken from a marriage guidance article I read recently and adapted for this purposes.
POSITIVITY Spouses should have far more positive than negative interactions. If there is too much negativity — criticizing, demanding, name-calling, holding grudges, etc. — the relationship will suffer. However, if there is never any negativity, it probably means that frustrations and grievances are not getting ‘air time’ and unresolved tension is accumulating inside one or both partners waiting to ‘explode’ one day.
“Let not some men among you laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor let some women laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames.” (49:11)
We all have our individual faults though we may not see them nor want to admit to them but we will easily identify them in others. The key is balance between the two extremes and being supportive of one another. To foster positivity in a marriage that help make them stable and happy, being affectionate, truly listening to each other, taking joy in each other’s achievements and being playful are just a few examples of positive interactions. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “The believers who show the most perfect faith are those who have the best character and the best of you are those who are best to their wives”
Another characteristic of happy marriages is empathy; understanding your spouses’ perspective by putting oneself in his or her shoes. By showing that understanding and identifying with your spouse is important for relationship satisfaction. Spouses are more likely to feel good about their marriage and if their partner expresses empathy towards them. Husbands and wives are more content in their relationships when they feel that their partners understand their thoughts and feelings.
Successful married couples grow with each other; it simply isn’t wise to put any person in charge of your happiness. You must be happy with yourself before anyone else can be. You are responsible for your actions, your attitudes and your happiness. Your spouse just enhances those things in your life. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers.”
Successful marriages involve both spouses’ commitment to the relationship. The married couple should learn the art of compromise and this usually takes years. The largest parts of compromise are openness to the other’s point of view and good communication when differences arise.
When two people are truly dedicated to making their marriage work, despite the unavoidable challenges and obstacles that come, they are much more likely to have a relationship that lasts. Husbands and wives who only focus on themselves and their own desires are not as likely to find joy and satisfaction in their relationships.
Another basic need in a relationship is each partner wants to feel valued and respected. When people feel that their spouses truly accept them for who they are, they are usually more secure and confident in their relationships. Often, there is conflict in marriage because partners cannot accept the individual preferences of their spouses and try to demand change from one another. When one person tries to force change from another, he or she is usually met with resistance.
However, change is much more likely to occur when spouses respect differences and accept each other unconditionally. Basic acceptance is vital to a happy marriage. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “It is the generous (in character) who is good to women, and it is the wicked who insults them.” “Overlook (any human faults) with gracious forgiveness.” (Quran 15:85)
COMPASSION, MUTUAL LOVE AND RESPECT
Other important components of successful marriages are love, compassion and respect for each other. The fact is, as time passes and life becomes increasingly complicated, the marriage is often stressed and suffers as a result. A happy and successful marriage is based on equality. When one or the other dominates strongly, intimacy is replaced by fear of displeasing.
It is all too easy for spouses to lose touch with each other and neglect the love and romance that once came so easily. It is vital that husbands and wives continue to cultivate love and respect for each other throughout their lives. If they do, it is highly likely that their relationships will remain happy and satisfying. Move beyond the fantasy and unrealistic expectations and realize that marriage is about making a conscious choice to love and care for your spouse-even when you do not feel like it.
Seldom can one love someone for whom we have no respect. This also means that we have to learn to overlook and forgive the mistakes of one’s partner. In other words write the good about your partner in stone and the bad in dust, so that when the wind comes it blows away the bad and only the good remains.
Paramount of all, marriage must be based on the teachings of the Noble Qur’an and the teachings and guidance of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). To grow spiritually in your marriage requires that you learn to be less selfish and more loving, even during times of conflict. A marriage needs love, support, tolerance, honesty, respect, humility, realistic expectations and a sense of humour to be successful.
The past week or two has been a mixed grill of briefs in so far as the national employment picture is concerned. BDC just injected a further P64 million in Kromberg & Schubert, the automotive cable manufacturer and exporter, to help keep it afloat in the face of the COVID-19-engendered global economic apocalypse. The financial lifeline, which follows an earlier P36 million way back in 2017, hopefully guarantees the jobs of 2500, maybe for another year or two.
It was also reported that a bulb manufacturing company, which is two years old and is youth-led, is making waves in Selibe Phikwe. Called Bulb Word, it is the only bulb manufacturing operation in Botswana and employs 60 people. The figure is not insignificant in a town that had 5000 jobs offloaded in one fell swoop when BCL closed shop in 2016 under seemingly contrived circumstances, so that as I write, two or three buyers have submitted bids to acquire and exhume it from its stage-managed grave.